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Trauma care? There’s an app for that

By Mark Russell
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Business/health | In the hospital of the future, information can be blasted out in real time to the iPhones of trauma team members on their way to the ER. By the time doctors…

How a 3-D printer saved a dying baby

By Mark Russell
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Health | Using 3-D printing technology, a University of Michigan surgeon made it possible for an 18-month-old boy to win his battle to breathe. The Jan. 31 surgery…

Dad’s biological clock is ticking too

Dad’s biological clock is ticking too

By Mark Russell
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Health | Older dads have an increased risk of having children with psychiatric problems, according to the largest study of its type reported last week in JAMA

Are mammograms really useless?

By Mark Russell
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Health | Mammography experts are questioning a recent Canadian study that says annual mammogram screenings are no better than routine physical examination in…

Does IVF make unhealthy babies?

By Mark Russell
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Health | Last week the British Medical Journal dropped a grenade into the already exploding world of infertility medicine with findings that babies produced by in…

Family docs: Lung cancer screening advice is a bad prescription

By Mark Russell
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Health | Last week, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) broke ranks with a federal task force and other medical organizations by rejecting a new…

Obamacare website births another glitch

By Mark Russell
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Healthcare | Young families who have successfully navigated the government-created maze to obtain their new “affordable healthcare” plan are now finding that their…

Wanted: Cars that can prevent crashes

By Mark Russell & Rob Holmes
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Transportation | As vehicle safety technology advances, the federal government is studying how to implement these tools to decrease highway fatalities, especially as baby…

Is the ADHD epidemic legit?

Is the ADHD epidemic legit?

By Mark Russell
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Health | A disorder unheard of 35 years ago appears to be epidemic today: 6.4 million children ages 4-17 are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…

Rickets: A simple cure, but not an easy fix

By Mark Russell
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Health | The bone-deforming disease rickets is making a comeback in British children. In the last 15 years, the number of reported cases of rickets in hospitalized…

Lamenting Obamacare in the docs lounge

Lamenting Obamacare in the docs lounge

By Mark Russell
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Healthcare | HOT SPRINGS, Ark.—Doctors need a place to hide. Everywhere they go in the hospital someone is tugging at them—patients, families, nurses, drug…

Germ-tainted breast milk sold Craiglist-style

By Mark Russell
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Health | An online market has sprung up to supply the enormous demand for what is being called liquid gold—donor breast milk. But let the buyer beware: Unscreened…

 
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